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beachguy005 12-15-2012 12:18 PM

filling a block kneewall
 
Hi folks,
I'm installing an exterior door on a patio that had a 32" high block wall and screening.
Using 2x6pt for the rough door opening. I have to keep, and add on to, the original block wall.
I have about 29" of opening to fill (4 courses of block) and above it will be wood framed.
My question is do I just butt the block tight to the PT door frame? Do I use mortar between the block and PT?
I was also thinking I should nail galvanized strapping between the courses to tie into the PT.
Thanks.

beachguy005 12-17-2012 05:00 AM

Over 100 views and no opinions? In any case, I've done the work so no need. Came out fine.

nealtw 12-17-2012 08:37 AM

Don't be to upset about not getting any help, your visiters may not have been members or members that don't know the answer.

BridgeMan 12-31-2012 01:17 AM

Oh boy. I hope you didn't screw things up too badly. I would have done it differently.

BasementConversion 07-09-2013 04:52 AM

I think galvanization will be the perfect one.


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